Barca Residency Academy U19 EA celebrating championship win in the 2023 Arsenal Challenge

Barca Residency Academy U19 Elite Academy Win 2023 Arsenal Challenge

Barca Residency Academy’s U19 Elite Academy team brought home the academy’s first trophy of the 2023-24 season after winning the 2023 Arsenal Challenge this weekend. Coach Chris Osment and the U19s went a perfect 4-0 in the three-day tournament that took place at Legacy Sports Complex in Mesa, Arizona.

Barca kicked off the tournament with a dominant 5-0 win over Arizona Soccer Club on Friday evening. They faced a strong FC Tucson side on Saturday afternoon and battled to a 3-3 draw. On Sunday, in a must win game to advance to the championship, Barca’s U19s shutout El Paso Locomotive 5-0. They faced Bracket B winner SC del Sol in the Final in an intense battle that ended in a 2-1 victory for Barca to become the 2023 Arsenal Challenge U19 Gold Champions.


5-0 vs. Arizona Soccer Club. Goals: Stasic (2), Emojong, Uchida, Di Sessa.

3-3 vs. FC Tucson. Goals: Stasic (2), Uchida.

2-1 vs. SC del Sol. Goals: Stasic, Uchida.

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Barca Residency Academy’s EA teams will return to Elite Academy League action on Saturday morning when they square off with RSL-AZ North.

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